Macon Animal Control is missing money.
An internal audit by the city shows an $18,000 discrepancy.
After attending budget hearings last week, Macon City Councilman Tom Ellington says the revenue line was projected to be flat - despite the increased number of adoptions.
Some adoption fees may have been waived, however there is no policy in place for that.
"If you've got increased adoptions, you should have increased revenues because there's a fee attached to every adoption and what the audit found was in fact that the financial controls out there are inadequate, that there were more adoptions than adoptions in which fees were paid and there were several other problems," said Ellington.
An auditor has made recommendations for tighter controls. As of now, it's unclear if the money was actually stolen or if the discrepancy is due to sloppy bookkeeping.